Question about Traxxas 1/10 4WD Rally Racer Brushless RTR w/TQi 2.4GHz Radio

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I have a two week old traxxas rally (1/10). It was working like dream one day, the the next time I used it (running both types of batteries LiPo's and standard), it was sounding like it was struggling, it was sluggish, at full speed no where near usual top speeds. I stopped the car checked it and noticed smoke coming out the back. I took of the top gear box cover to have a look. I should smell something burning but no visual signs in any of gearing. It all looked fine. Can anyone suggest what might be the issue.

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Try tightening your slipper clutch. tighten nut all the way, then back it off aproxamently 1/3 turn. also check all electrical connections. a loose wire, especially your ground wire, can cause excessive heat and smoke

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